• General Membership Meeting

    Topic: Zone Meeting
    Time: August 10, 2022 6:.30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: Rec park amphitheater/ pavilion

  • Optimist Parking Fundraiser

    Donations are kindly accepted!
    Saturday, September 10 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday, September 11 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Proceeds go toward youth activities in the area.

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Get Involved!

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. We are seeking men and women of all ages to join us in serving the needs of our community’s youth. Find out how to get involved by contacting us today.

Members

  • Enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of individuals who get things done and who embrace a similar optimistic mindset.

  • Develop new social and working relationships with individuals from a cross section of our communities and have opportunities to develop and demonstrate leadership skills locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Experience satisfaction from making a difference in lives of children as well as the surrounding communities.

  • Receive as much as they give!

Who We Are

We are local men and women who believe that the youth is the future of our city, state, and nation. We wish to give back to the community that gives so much to us!

What We Do

Our volunteer club raises and donates tens of thousands of dollars annually for local youth organizations. We support great programs in local schools, such as the Reading is Fundamental organization and outdoor education. We also support local sports and musical initiatives, including running a two month basketball program for more than 150 youth. For more information about the projects organizations the Optimist Club of Gettysburg is involved with, visit service projects page.

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Saturday, September 10 | Sunday, September 11 

Parking on site at the Wine and Music Festival is free, however our wonderful volunteers from the Optimist Club of Gettysburg are happy to accept donations for their hard work. We’ll be helping park cars from morning to night to get you in and out efficiently. All proceeds go directly to our youth programs and activities in the community like the Optimist Basketball program, Reading is Fundamental and Outdoor Education. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be used to help your community flourish.

Upcoming Events

  1. General Meeting

    September 7 @ 6:00 PM
  2. Wine & Music Festival Parking

    September 10 - September 11
  3. Regular Meeting Installation Banquet

    October 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. BOD calendar and planning

    October 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Donate Now

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. Donate today to make a direct impact on Bringing out the Best in Kids.